Please tell me if it is common to be asked to be tested for breast cancer?

Yes. It is a good practice standard to be offered to any woman. I hope you do self-exam, and comply with mammography national standards.

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Can you tell me how common is breast cancer in teenage girls?

It is very uncommon. Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after menopause, oral contraceptives, >>. Read more...

Please tell me if it is possible for a male to get breast cancer?

Yep. Albeit rarely, only 2, 000 new cases every year in the u. S. Males who are brca carriers have a higher risk, maybe 4-8% chance of getting cancer during their lifetime. Men should be aware of any lump in their breast and promptly seek medical advise. Read more...

Can you please tell me if it's just women who suffer from breast cancer, or can men develop the cancer as well?

Dr. Lawson is right! But the few men who develop breast cancer have high levels of estradiol, the principle female hormone. Most of these men are obese and body fat converts testosterone to Estradiol by the enzyme cyclic aromatase. Another truth to the adage " obesity feminizes men.". Read more...

Please tell me if it is uncommon for teenage girls to get breast cancer?

Yes, uncommon! 15% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are between the ages of 15 and 39... And most are closer to 39. It's always possible, but very unlikely, for a teenager to get breast cancer. Read more...

How are men tested for breast cancer?

Same as women. When a new breast lump is found in either a man or woman, a biopsy is necessary to determine if a cancer is present. Men at high risk for breast cancer can also have mammograms to screen for cancer. Read more...
Exam / Mammograms. The usual scenario is that a man feels a lump in his chest. We always start with a history and physical and then may order a mammography and/or ultrasound for further diagnosis. Read more...

How do you get tested for breast cancer?

BreastCA testing. Evaluation for breast cancer starts with you.Eamine yourself monthly and once a year visit your md for an exam and a mammogram.Mammograms only find two out of three breast cas so the exam is very important.If an abnormality is found, a biopsy will be taken and that is when the initial diagnosis is made. Read more...
See your doctor. Physical examination by your doctor and mammogram is the starting point. Sometimes additional testing such as ultrasound, MRI scan, or needle biopsy may be indicated. Read more...
Exam, mammogram. At 43 yo, you should have screening mammogram yearly. If it detects an abnormality, then further tests such as ultrasound or breast MRI can be conducted. The definitive answer is through a biopsy of the abnormality. You should also perform self exam monthly. If you feel a lump in your breast, go see your doctor for a diagnostic mammogram. Mammogram can be negative in some patients with breast canc. Read more...